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In pairs, the learners compile a comparison chart of their 2 organisms, one that reproduces sexually and one that either reproduces asexually or uses both reproductive strategies. The class takes a tour of all the pairs charts, noting the characteristics for each of the reproductive strategies. As a class, the learners discuss and compile the general characteristics for organisms that use each reproductive strategies. Finally, using scientific reasoning, the learners will create an argument for the advantages and disadvantages of all forms of reproduction.